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Nov 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
being a part of the administration. i couldn't. i was writing my book, living in massachusetts. it was more to stay friendship with the speechwriters. and a friendship with president obama. >> what should the public know about historians' relationships with presidents? >> i am not sure i feel able to write about a koran president. i like the distance -- current president. i like the distance. the only one i ever knew that i wrote about was lyndon johnson. it presented all these turbulent problems because i knew the guy. i certainly couldn't have done it until after he died. ever since that, it started everything. i wouldn't be a presidential historian without that wonderful character. nonetheless, i feel more writing from the treasures and diaries back 100 years ago. kennedy, a historian from stamford says, it was almost as if he was writing his own history book about himself. >> i think he thinks about that. these presidents inevitably do now. as soon as they get into office, and people are talking about, where is he going to rank? they start thinking that way. he especially h
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
in concord, massachusetts. so it was more a friendship of the speech writers and the friendship with president obama. >> what should the public know about historians' relationships with president s? >> the interesting thing is i'm not sure i'd feel able to write about a current president because i like the distance that the time -- the only one i ever wrote about that i knew was lincoln johnson. that presented all of the turbulent problems. i knew the guy. how much of what he told me could i talk about? i couldn't have done it until after he died. but every since that, even though i'm so grateful to my relationship to lbj, it started everything. i wouldn't have been a presidential historian without that incredibly wonderful character. nonetheless, i feel more comfortable not trading on what i know from the people now and rather writing from the treasures and the diaries back 100 years ago. i don't think i could write about a current president. >> david kennedy, historian from stanford in this piece, it was almost like he was writing his own history book about himself. >> i think
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